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Azerbaijan’s young talent with bright future

24 August 2021 [16:57] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Vafa Ismayilova

The future of any country depends on young people or rather young talents. No matter what field you are in, if every young person is able to innovate in their field and create interest in their projects, it will be a success not only for him but for society as a whole.

In our recent history, Azerbaijan has had many such young people and still has. There were enough young Azerbaijanis, who made their voices heard all over the world with their innate talent.

So far, the majority of young people representing Azerbaijan at the international level have achieved amazing successes in the field of sports.

However, it is very gratifying that recently in the field of scientific production, our young people are able to surprise the world in the best sense of the word, and when talking about them, the name of Reyhan Jamalova cannot be ignored.

Jamalova is a graduate of the ClimateLaunchpad startup accelerator program, officially organized by the Social Innovation Lab in 2017. She developed her own project with the support of the ClimateLaunchpad program, launching her Rainergy project. In 2017, she joined the ClimateLaunchpad startup acceleration program for the first time in Azerbaijan with its Rainergy project.

The prototype of this device, which will produce energy from rainwater, currently illuminates 22 LED lamps and generates 22 watts of energy. The Rainergy project won the Audience Favorite Startup award in the Azerbaijani final of the ClimateLaunchpad program. At the same time, she participated in the finals of the New Idea competition held within the project.

Jamalova represented Azerbaijan with the Rainergy project at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 organized by the United States and India in Delhi. Her startup was met with great interest in the summit. Well-known world energy companies praised the results achieved by the Azerbaijani girl.

In an interview with the local media, Jamalova said that she had already received sponsorship offers for the introduction of Rainergy. She received numerous invitations in this regard.

“The world's energy giants were very interested in my discovery. There were various cooperation proposals. I am very glad that my work was appreciated. This is the success not only of me but also of the team that made this invention with me,” Jamalova said.

Remarkably, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of former US President Donald Trump and his representative at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India then, said that the Rainergy device invented by 15-year-old Azerbaijani inventor Jamalova will bring great benefits to the whole society.

“Reyhan Jamalova from Azerbaijan is with us today. Reyhan is 15 years old. However, her young age did not stop her from starting a rainwater company. Reyhan has a strong motto - ‘Light a house every time'. Reyhan, every house you light illuminates the world. Your brilliant intellect and hard work inspire us all,” Ivanka Trump said.

Despite her young age, Reyhan, who amazed the world with her scientific invention, was highly praised by the Azerbaijani government. Azerbaijani First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva received Jamalova and her partner Zahra Gasimzade. Aliyeva said that the presence of such young talents in Azerbaijan inspires her and the state will provide the necessary support for their project.

The young inventor will work on a community basis for two years, supporting talented young people with innovative ideas to discover and implement their projects. The High Technology Park of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences will also support the young inventor. Jamalova says she is now focusing on putting her new discovery into action and achieving real results.

Leyla Taghizade, Jamalova's supervisor and mentor of the project, said that the latter achieved her successes only thanks to her determination, courage, faith, speech, and intelligence.

At the TRT World Citizen Awards 2019, which was also attended by Turkey's First Lady Emine Erdogan, Jamalova was awarded the Youth Prize for her invention. The young inventor is one of the 100 most influential women in the world. She was also included in Forbes' list of "30 young researchers under 30" in the field of industry, production, and energy.

In early August, local media reported that Jamalova has chosen the university where she will study and it is the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a scholarship to study in the United States. She will study at the university as a Penn World Scholar.

She got registered in world-famous universities in America and received admission answers from seven of them.

"I believe that with the knowledge, experience, and connections I will gain at the university of my choice..., I will prepare myself as a global leader useful to society, my homeland, and the world," Jamalova earlier said.


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